Barça 1 - Manchester City 0 / Aggregate (3-1)
Victory for the minimum difference by Barça to access Champions League quarterfinals. Great match at Camp Nou with a lot of players claiming protagonism. Messi, Rakitic, Neymar and both goalkeepers had highlighted performances after a low score. On Friday raffle for the next round where there will also be Juventus, that won by 0 to 3 against Borussia Dortmund.
After the 2 first minuts of high pressure and possession by City, Barça awakened immediatelly and at minute 6 they warned for the first time. In one attacking move that seemed to be harmless, an indecision by City when they have to take the ball out was taken by Alves that recovered the ball at the edge of the box, passed to Neymar and the Brazilian kicked next to the post. Woodwork avoided the 1-0 just at the start.
1 to 0 was scored at minute 30. After a failed attack by City, Jordi Alva recovered it, he passed it to Messi, who started a long move, crossed the midfield and reached the edge of the box where he stopped raised his head and crossed it to Rakitic at the second post. Controled it with his chest lob front Hart inside the box by the Croatian player. Great Barça's move to start the score.
Against woodwork after coming back from the half time. Suárez to the left of the defense that was ended with a great pass to the Uruguayan. He faced Hart and with the exterior of the right foot wanted to score. The post avoided the 2-0 after the 45 minutes of the game.
Second half with protagonism for both keepers. Hart avoided to score to be higher in more than one occasion, saving 1 on 1 against Suárez and Neymar. The referee whistled penalty for a hit between Piqué and Agüero inside the box. Ter Stegen saved the penalty kicked by the Argentinian himself, avoiding the equalizer at Camp Nou.
Full time and classification by Barça for the quarterfinals. 3-1 on aggregate for Barça front City, that was beaten by Luis Enrique's men.